Sunbeam and Belkin International have teamed on the launch of the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo, which allows users to control the small appliance with an App on a smartphone.
The WeMo technology lets coffee drinkers set to the coffeemaker for a specific time daily or to have the unit brew a pot of coffee without having to leave the dinner table, company officials said.
“With more than 100 million daily coffee drinkers in the United States alone, coffeemakers have become an indispensable part of the kitchen and making coffee is a very personal ritual for a lot of people,” said Ohad Zeira, director of product management for WeMo. “Having that first cup of coffee fresh and hot at the exact perfect moment makes the brew from anywhere, anytime aspect of the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker an enticing addition to the smart home.”
With the WeMo app, users can start or monitor the coffeemaker from anywhere. Through the app, users can also schedule a week’s worth of brew times, check to make sure the coffeemaker has a full tank of water or the carafe is in place, setup reminders, and receive alerts when the water filter needs changing, or the coffeemaker needs to be cleaned, company officials said.
In addition to WeMo’s connected capabilities, the Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker is touted by the company as a “state-of-the-art, artisan-style coffee maker with optimal brewing technology for more flavorful, rich coffee.” The unit brews coffee to a temperature of 205-degrees Fahrenheit and brewing time for a full pot is eight minutes.
The Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker enabled with WeMo is available now at Belkin.com, Mr. Coffee.com and Amazon.com and is priced at $149.99. The WeMo app is available at no cost for download now in the App Store and Google Play Store.